2014 Dodge Journey

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2014 Dodge Journey

New For 2014

For 2014, there is some juggling of models and equipment. The Crew trim level is replaced by the Limited. The base AVP model adds the option of XM satellite radio. The SXT can now be ordered with navigation, leather upholstery, and a DVD player.

Vehicle Summary

The Journey is Dodge's entry in the popular mid-size-crossover segment. These cars are fast stealing young families away from minivans -- such as Dodge's Grand Caravan. The Journey got off to a rocky start, however. It was developed from the unimpressive platform shared with the Avenger and the Chrysler 200. Interior cost cutting was evident. The engines were unimpressive. To Chrysler's credit, the company has done a lot to make the Journey more competitive, and that work has paid off.


The Journey follows the format of most mid-size crossovers, with a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines along with front-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. The base engine is a 173-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. That's not a lot of power for a vehicle the size of the Journey. A much better bet is the available 3.6-liter V-6, which adds a whopping 110 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque and yet subtracts only 1 mpg on the highway and 2 mpg in the city (although neither engine's mileage ratings are particularly impressive).

That's partially because the four-cylinder is hobbled with a four-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 gets a far more efficient six-speed unit. If you want all-wheel drive, rather than the standard front-wheel drive, know that AWD is offered only with the V-6. And since the V-6 is offered only in the SXT (where it's optional) and in the Limited and in the R/T (in which it's standard), then all-wheel drive is available only on those models. The base American Value Package (AVP) and the SE are four-cylinder and front-wheel drive only. FWD comes standard on all trim levels.

The biggest recent upgrade to the Journey can be seen in its interior. The updated dash is attractive, soft-touch plastics are liberally used, and the design of most controls is very straightforward. The very small touchscreen in lower-spec models isn't great; the available larger unit is much better. As reflects its mission as a family hauler, the Journey's optional third-row seat is available on any trim level. (Know, however, that it's strictly kid-sized.) The interior is also rife with stowage cubbies and compartments, including under the floor in the second row and under the cushion of the front passenger seat.

The Journey's plethora of models spans a pretty wide price range. The base AVP has a very low starting price of just under $21,000 (perhaps not coincidentally, it exactly matches that of the Grand Caravan AVP). The top-spec R/T tops $30,000. Both the R/T and the Limited are pretty well equipped. The R/T shades a bit more toward sportiness, with a firmer suspension, meatier steering, and sporty-looking trim inside and out. To get a little of that sporty look in the mid-priced SXT, order the blacktop package, which includes nineteen-inch wheels, all kinds of black trim, and a touring suspension.

You'll like:

  • Low starting price
  • Third-row seat available with any trim level
  • Handy optional built-in booster seats

You won't like:

  • Four-cylinder base engine is wanting
  • Fuel economy lags the class leaders'
  • Little luggage space behind third row

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Toyota RAV4
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2014 Dodge Journey SE V6 AWD
Previously only available on the Dodge Journey SXT trim and above, all-wheel-drive capability and a 283-hp Pentastar V-6 engine will now be available on the 2014 Dodge Journey SE. Starting at $25,890 after destination, the new trim level makes all-wheel drive and the V-6 available for $1800 less than before, which should help the 2014 Dodge Journey continue last year’s all-time best sales.
2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad Front Three Quarter 1
A new version of the 2014 Dodge Journey crossover will make its public debut next week at the 2014 Chicago auto show. Called the Crossroad, the new trim level wears what Dodge Brand president Tim Kuniskis calls, "rugged styling [that] gives it a tough presence on the road."

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2014 Dodge Journey Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
173 hp @ 6000rpm
166 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 19, 2010, to May 26, 2015 and equipped with 2.4L engines. In the affected vehicles, the engine cover may detach from the engine and contact the exhaust manifold.
If the displaced engine cover contacts the exhaust manifold, there would be an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved mounting system for the engine cover, free of charge. Chrysler issued an interim notification to owners on August 12, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R32.
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Recall Date
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured October 25, 2013, to August 22, 2014. The affected vehicles may be equipped with tire placard labels which contain inaccurate seating capacity and occupant/cargo combined weight information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
With inaccurate information on the tire placard, the operator may overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a correct tire placard label, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P70.
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